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An analysis of Section 7(i) of the DPDP Act 2023

An analysis of Section 7(i) of the DPDP Act 2023 The Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023 is a landmark privacy legislation, primarily for two reasons. This is the first piece of legislation to deal with ‘Personal Data’ of an individual, unlike other legislations that deal with ‘Data’ protection in general. This legislation

By |2023-09-24T13:23:40+00:00September 22nd, 2023|IP Unplugged|0 Comments


Following a Writ petition filed in the High Court, the Controller of Patents has undertaken to withdraw the mass abandonment of Trade Mark applications. The subject of challenge in this Writ Petition was the notices published by the CGPDTM on 06-02-2023 and 27-03-2023. Two notices were published in Trademark Journal No. 2090 dated 06-03-2023. 

By |2023-04-24T06:02:25+00:00April 22nd, 2023|IP Unplugged, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Domain names and Metaverse

What a difference a few years can make. Even as early as 2020, most of the talk on domain names was around Top-Level Domain or TLDs such as .com, .net or .org. Now there's a new star(s) in town. It's the launch of hundreds of new TLDs such as “.metaverse”, “.vr”, “.chain”, “.address”, “.web3”

By |2022-12-19T14:22:27+00:00December 19th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Trademark and Copyright Law in Digital Enforcement

Digital technology is one of the greatest achievements of the mankind, paving way for not only more advancement, but also making lives easier by offering convenience and speed. As often with new innovations, midst the ease of living offered by technology and digital evolution, the need for better regulation and effective implementation of such

By |2022-08-17T07:24:22+00:00August 17th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

The Dotcom Wars

What happens to the website when an impostor poses a domain name threat? Dotcom is officially a noun these days. Take it from oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com: “a company that sells goods and services on the internet, especially one whose address ends ‘.com’. A search for "domain name recommendation tools" on the internet yields over 100

By |2022-07-21T05:07:30+00:00July 21st, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Copyright infringement is a cognizable, non-bailable offence under Section 63 of the Copyright Act: Supreme Court

There’s one good piece of news if you’re thinking about suing a rival who plagiarised your intellectual property.  As it turns out, copyright infringement isn’t a trivial offence, as perceived by many of the general public. The Supreme Court recently overturned a Delhi High Court decision, ruling that the crime under Section 63

By |2022-06-07T05:00:49+00:00June 7th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments


THE EXTENT OF PUBLICITY TOLERATED BY PERSONALITY RIGHTS:  PROTECTION OF CELEBRITY RIGHTS UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Individuals who are qualified to be popular by public opinion are often termed as celebrities or influencers. Artists, politicians, athletes, business tycoons and everyone who dreams of becoming famous, including those with huge followers in social

By |2022-03-25T04:19:05+00:00March 25th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

IP protection of Hashtags

The development of social media and the new age of influencer marketing has revolutionised the way in which brands, endorsers and consumers interact with one another to promote their products and services. Using hashtags on social media is a great way of advertising one’s brand and increasing visibility and to gain exposure among

By |2022-03-17T04:41:05+00:00March 17th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments


Creativity is a catalyst for innovation in society, propelling it towards the greater good. Intellectual property law ensures the preservation of such creative interests while advancing technology and preserving the creator's rights at the same time. But these creators often find themselves in a tough position when it comes to building a worldwide reputation

By |2022-02-28T02:55:26+00:00February 28th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Apple shop layouts – an evolution in the protection of brands

Brand names and logos are not the only things a trademark protects. Cadbury trademarked the shade of purple associated with the brand, and Coca-Cola trademarked its iconic Coca-Cola bottle. Meanwhile, Apple Inc., known for its revolutionary gadgets and out of the box ideas, has gone a step further, by successfully securing trademarks for its retail store design after a three-year-long battle. The news has attracted a lot of attention despite not being

By |2022-01-18T23:34:49+00:00January 18th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments